KW1978's Journal, 12 January 2018

It's hard to believe that two weeks ago I could not stand up from a seated position without the aid of something to pull myself up on, and walking across the room required chairs to grab, the edge of the counter, or even a shopping cart for support at work. I could not stand longer than about 20 minutes before my legs felt as though they would collapse.
I have been dealing with increasing joint pain, muscle weakness and fatigue since last April. It started in my hand and shoulders, and this fall it moved into my knees and hips. The doctor I was seeing just kept offering anti inflammatory medicines. I just wanted to find the cause. Depression started to become an issue.
Walking for exercise stopped. My flower garden died because I couldn't take care of it. My house suffered because deep cleaning, even vacuuming was so painful.
On December 27th, I saw a new doctor who listened to me and ran a simple blood test. The result, I am severely vitamin D deficient. Now, after only 10 days of taking high doses of vitamin D, I can stand up unassisted, I can stand long enough to cook a proper meal and clean up after it, and I can walk without grabbing things for support. I still have some joint and muscle pain, but it is getting better. I feel happy and hopeful again.
I look forward to resuming walking for exercise and I am already planning what to plant in my garden. This picture is of the flowers I picked last June while taking an hour long walk around the neighborhood. I'm eager to go walking again.

Diet Calendar Entries for 12 January 2018:
1035 kcal Fat: 49.27g | Prot: 51.92g | Carb: 98.99g.   Breakfast: Franz thin sliced 9 grain bread, Jif Creamy Peanut Butter. Lunch: Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Egg, French's Tomato Ketchup, Coffee. Dinner: Turkey Breast Meat, Cheddar Cheese, Franz thin sliced 9 grain bread, Inglehoffer Original Stone Ground Mustard. Snacks/Other: Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate with Honey Almond Nougat. more...
3000 kcal Activities & Exercise: Watching TV/Computer - 4 hours, Housework - 2 hours, Resting - 10 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Glad you’re feeling better :)!! And congrats. Every milestone is something to celebrate 
12 Jan 18 by member: ordinaryhippie
I also was poisoned by Doctors, until I felt like I was very old and painful... Now on Keto, almost RX free! Yeah! Good for us! 
12 Jan 18 by member: PNWkayak
Beautiful flowers. Congrats on feeling better.  
12 Jan 18 by member: kattay
Glad the doctors find out what the problem was, and I'm glad your feeling better...Thank you Lord!  
12 Jan 18 by member: Retta Smith
I'm so happy for you. Glad your doing better. 
12 Jan 18 by member: Proudmomma412
Holy smokes! Vitamin D ... who knew? So glad you are mobile and feeling better. 
12 Jan 18 by member: kritter1971
Thank you for all of the positive feedback. :) 
12 Jan 18 by member: KW1978
It's quite unbelievable how a vitamin D deficiency can effect your health. I take 15000 ius a day. 
12 Jan 18 by member: 2426girl
I went thru some of the same things you did in 2011, no energy, depression, anxiety attacks and I had to also change Doctors & asking him to pleae find out my problem. After my blood test came back with low Vitamin D2, I take 50,000 units once a week. Like you, I was back to myself in a few weeks! Good Luck and I hope you get back to those Lovely Flowers soon. God Bless! 
12 Jan 18 by member: Lucygirl1
I have a lot of these issues. Thank you for posting this. Going to get my levels checked at next doctors appointment. 
13 Jan 18 by member: ClarityAnn
Interesting what vitamin levels will do. You can also take too much and create toxic situations.  
13 Jan 18 by member: wholefoodnut
And today, the sun was out. I walked around the block, well more like limped around the block since my right knee is still stiff and painful. But, I went around the block in the winter sunshine, and I felt good about it! :)  
15 Jan 18 by member: KW1978
Good for you!!! Hope your temps were warmer than here in Kansas City Metro. 10 degrees when I came home from work.  
15 Jan 18 by member: wholefoodnut
Thank goodness you found a doctor who listened to you! Welcome back to enjoying life! 
15 Jan 18 by member: Broccolibabe

     
 

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